Double murder suspect Lee Peacock fighting for life after being found seriously injured on canal barge

DOUBLE-murder suspect Lee Peacock is fighting for life after being found seriously injured on a canal barge.

The Metropolitan Police said they believe they have found the 49-year-old on a boat in West London.

He had serious injuries which cops think were self-inflicted.

Cops were hunting Mr Peacock in connection with the murder of two people in Westminster.

The Met Police said in a statement: "London Ambulance Service paramedics and the London Air Ambulance were called.

"The man has been transported to hospital where his condition is believed to be life threatening."

Detectives launched a national manhunt for Mr Peacock after the deaths of Sharon Pickles, 45, and Clinton Ashmore, 59.

Sharon was found dead at a home in Ashbridge Street, Westminster shortly before 9.35pm on Thursday.

Hours later, at 2.15am on Friday, paramedics called police to report a stabbing in North West London.

Officers rushed to the scene – but despite the efforts of blue light workers, Clinton died at the scene.

Officials confirmed that both Sharon and Clinton were knifed in the neck.

Families of both victims were being supported by specially-trained PCs.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said earlier this week: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the families of Sharon and Clinton.

"This is a shocking crime and we will not rest until we bring the person or persons responsible to justice.

“Key to that is finding Lee Peacock. We believe he knew both victims and urgently need to locate him to talk to him about their murders."

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